Seely's persistence may pay off

In 2007, Kamiak (Mukilteo, Wa.) LB Marcel Seely blew out his left knee and it cost him his entire junior season. Five games into his senior season, the talented linebacker tore the MCL in his right knee, but he recovered enough to play in the final game of the season. Now Seely is trying to find a home to play college football and he may have a chance to walk-on with an in-state school...

"I tore (the MCL) in the fifth game of the season," Seely told on Sunday night. "I thought I was done, but the doctor's said it healed up a lot faster than they thought, so I double-braced it (a brace on both knees) and played in our last game.

"I guess with MCL's, they repair themselves so they don't operate on it and when I went in and got the MRI, they told me I tore it almost all the way through, so they were really surprised how fast it healed up."

Even though he only played in a little over five games, Seely still managed to notch 62 tackles for a team that went 2-8.

"It was a tough season for us," Seely said. "I wish I could have played more, because it was tough watching my teammates out there playing without me, but we were really young, so we will bounce back."

On the recruiting front, Seely, a player many expected to be one of the top prospects in the region heading into his senior year following his outstanding sophomore season, is still waiting to figure out what he wants to do.

"Washington, Washington State, Western (Washington), Central (Washington) and Eastern (Washington) have all been in contact with me," Seely said. "Washington State actually offered me a preferred walk-on thing and that is something I'm considering.

"I might be willing to do that and I am going to talk to Washington and see if they will do that too, but I might go to a junior college to get healthy and see if I can earn a scholarship that way.

"I know a couple of our guys have gone that route and it's working out for them, so that is something for me to consider."

Seely acknowledged that the presence of Justin Glenn on the Huskies and Skylar Stormo on the Cougars will be slight factors in where he decides to go, but he also admitted that going the JC route is an option that is becoming more appealing.

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